The saying is that if you wish to conquer yourself there is no better discipline than training and controlling a hawk. It is a long and patient job that requires firmness, kindness and continual effort. A few young men make the attempt and are undoubtedly the better for it -- and if not better then wiser. There is not a great deal of printed matter on the subject. Much of what is available is scattered and adapted from the medieval manuals. Mr. Glasier has been at the demanding sport for years and this is a wonder-filled guide to the capture, training and care of the hunting birds. He creates a whir of excitement in describing his experiences in the field. Well written and a natural for amateur naturalists.